Dr. Charles Sawyers has spent much of the last two decades trying to outsmart relentlessly clever and resilient tumor biology. Over the years, he’s used a simple formula with great success: Serendipity plus collaboration mixed with persistence equals remarkable results.
From the outside, the white trailer bearing NIH’s logo looks plain, but this is no ordinary rig. The aseptic, state-of-the-art module is a mini version of a large, sterile product manufacturing facility, explained Kurt Last, executive vice president of WorkingBuildings Group.
Resilient people share common characteristics. They tend to see the big picture, learn from their failures, reach out to others and give back to their community, said Valorie Burton, founder of the Coaching and Positive Psychology Institute.
Dr. Thomas E. Price was sworn in as the 23rd Secretary of Health and Human Services on Feb. 10. He came calling at NIH on Feb. 21. An orthopedic surgeon when he practiced medicine, Price most recently served as U.S. representative of Georgia’s 6th congressional district.
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Multiple anthrax bacteria (green) being enveloped by an immune system cell
Photo: CAMENZIND G. ROBINSON, SARAH GUILMAN & ARTHUR FRIEDLANDER, U.S. ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES